Columbia SC: The Real Southern Hot Spot


Sure, we've got grits but we've also got grit.

In the heart of South Carolina, tradition and tomorrow pair perfectly. As a creative hub that's fed by university and capital city communities, a gritty spirit and vibrant energy can be felt all around. It's a city where stately buildings buzz with new businesses and centuries-old sites give rise to fresh perspectives - all this in the midst of surrounding natural beauty. With an unexpected food & drink scene, festivals year-round and a local shopping scene, Columbia SC will leave you looking forward to what's next. When you're ready to plan your safe getaway, we'll be waiting with a glass of sweet tea, unless of course you prefer something barrel-aged or bacon-infused.

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Here's a little peek into the experiences of locals and visitors in Columbia SC, a city bursting with big ideas, forward thinkers and modern attitudes. By all means, show us some Columbia pride and use #RealColumbiaSC while visiting or planning your trip.